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My baby girl (1.5 years) had good constant sleep and eat patterns; until she become ill. During illness her sleep/eat patterns changed a lot (and this is normal). But after recovering, she still do the same during-illness patterns.

She wakes many times at night, refuses to eat, wants to be held all the time, ... etc. Just like she turned to 3-month infant.

Should I go through the whole cycle again (train her as if she is younger), or there is some 'magic' switch to return to her normal state?

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If there is a magic switch, I never found it! I observed the same pattern in both my children (in my son in particular, who was not an easy sleeper). A change of behaviour also happened whenever there was a change of routine (for example, when we came back from vacation).

I would use the sleep training techniques again, but I have found that it got easier and easier with time. So while it wasn't a magic solution, it was not as difficult as when they were infants.

Good luck! It's always a difficult period.

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